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Three-octave spanning supercontinuum generation in a fluoride (ZBLAN) fiber
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate broadband supercontinuum (SC) generation in a single-mode fluoride (ZBLAN) fiber pumped by 1.55 μm nanosecond pulses amplified in a cascade of fiber amplifiers. The recorded spectrum spread from ~ 900 nm to 3600 nm. The total output power was measured to be 0.66 W in entire spectral band. Over 65% of this power corresponded to wavelengths longer than 1.65 μm. The SC spectrum was generated in two steps: first the ~1 ns pulses were broken in a single-mode silica fiber (SMF) into a train of shorter sub-pulses leading to initial spectrum extension (from ~1.4 to 2.2 μm) and then the spectrum was further broadened into a ZBLAN fiber. The performance of the SC source is described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 July 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8902, Electron Technology Conference 2013, 89021A (25 July 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2030366
Show Author Affiliations
M. Michalska, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
J. Swiderski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8902:
Electron Technology Conference 2013
Pawel Szczepanski; Ryszard Kisiel; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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